Why Did God Raise Up the Nation Israel — and Deny Them Spiritual Salvation?
by Herbert W. Armstrong
Published in the Good News Magazine, May 1984
Did anyone ever think to ask WHY God raised up the ancient nation Israel, denying them His Holy Spirit and eternal salvation – except their prophets only?
Why “chosen people”?
WHY were Old Testament Israelites called God’s “chosen people” —and still denied the Holy Spirit to beget them into eternal life?
“Chosen”—for what? To be teacher’s pet? For special favors above other nations? Was God a respecter of nations?
To understand, we need to start with Adam and Eve. It is an intriguing story, and I have never seen it put together in this manner before. The true reason for ancient Israel is an integral part of God’s supreme master plan. Continue reading…